Grumpy Old Man

By Maurice1948

Votes, legs and water butts

Same old, same old. Dullish to begin with, sunny later, but still a chilly wind a-blowin'.

Went for our usual walk to town, but this time down to the Rockfield Centre to vote. Not so many people about - probably a lot of folk are voting by post. I wonder what the results will bring! On the way back we passed the garden of Alice Strange, local artist - she had given one of her sets of legs a new pair of tights!

We arrived home about noon and gave our hands a good washing as usual, but shortly afterwards found that the water was off. Another burst water main. We were told that it would take six hours to repair - more than five and a half have passed and it's not back on yet. Unfortunately there wasn't a 'Sort Oban's Water Mains' candidate to vote for this morning! By pure coincidence, the Dunbeg area was also without water - but this time it was a contractor on a neighbouring building site who had cut a water pipe, so someone said on Facebook. 

After lunch I went out, a few years too late, to buy a water butt, which I set up at the side of the house and have put on as an extra. I should have done this a long time ago; now all we want is some rain! I expect that we'll never have a BWM again now.

Quote of the Day:

Winston S. Churchill - “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

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